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Term Summary
Planning Inspectorate

A division of the UK Government’s Department of Communities and Local Government. Responsible for assessing and approving nationally significant infrastructure projects (NISPs).

Planning performance agreement (PPA)

An agreement between a local planning authority and an applicant for a specific development proposal.

PPA - Planning Performance Agreement

Planning Performance Agreements (PPAs) were formally introduced into the planning system on 6 April 2008 and are about improving the quality of planning applications and the decision making process through collaboration.

Public realm

Public realm is defined as any publicly owned streets, pathways, right of ways, parks, publicly accessible open spaces and any public and civic building and facilities